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5 Days In Moukalaba Doudou Tour

Country: Gabon
City: Tchibanga
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wildlife Safari
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Tchibanga

Before midday transfer to the airport for the flight to Tchibanga. Meet & greet with Moukalaba Doudou team and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Mbani/ Doussala Camp

After breakfast go for a 2 hours transfer to Mbani/ Doussala camp. Arrival & set up in bungalow. 30 mn later start wild animal tracking in the forest.

Day 3: Mbani /Doussala Camp

Wild animals tracking in the forest.

Day 4: Mbani /Doussala Camp

Wild animals tracking in the forest.

Day 5: International Flight

Transfer back to Tchibanga and flight to Libreville.

End of the Service.

Explore More About Moukalaba Doudou National Park:

Gabon’s third-largest national park, the 503,000ha Moukalaba-Doudou is a rugged area with a diverse range of habitats, from tropical rainforest and grassy savannahs to papyrus swamps. Running between the Moukalaba River to the east and the Ndogo Lagoon to the west, the park also covers the Doudou Mountains. This is the largest mountain range in southwestern Gabon, reaching an altitude of approximately 700m. While the Doudou Mountains were logged from the 1960s until the 1980s, the area is now completely uninhabited.

With an estimated population of almost 5,000 chimpanzees and gorillas, Moukalaba-Doudou has some of the highest densities of primates in Gabon, making it one of the country’s most promising gorilla-tourism sites. The best time of the year to see primates is during the dry season, between June and September. Gorilla trekking visits are possible and, while accessing the park is not exactly easy, they are well worth the effort.

The park is also a remarkable area for birders; more than 380 species (many of them unique) have been spotted here, including the vermiculated fishing owl, black-backed barbet, black-headed batis, fiery-breasted bush-shrike, brown twinspot, and some rare swallows.

Those who want to visit the park must be over 15, and trekking here requires good physical condition.

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